Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihar Vajpayee is the former Prime Minister of India and was elected to the position twice in 1996 and 1999. A member of the Bhartiya Janta Party, Vajpayee is also known for his great oratory skills. Apart from being a politician, he has is also an acclaimed writer who has written various poems. Vajpayee had joined the Quit India Movement in 1942 as a student leader. He was awarded India's highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 2015 on his birthday. His birthday, 25 December, was also declared as the Good Governance Day by Narendra Modi government. Vajpayee was also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and worked as a journalist for a short period before he joined BJP. He was the first non-congress political leader who became the Prime Minister of India. He went to jail during the JP Narayan movement when emergency was declared by Indira Gandhi government.
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The IT story: reasons to celebrate, lessons to remember

The just-presented Budget had referred to stock options for IT firms linked to the issue of capital abroad.

Agra: **COMBO** Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha launches a new train (L) from Bateshar in Bah tehsil of Agra district, ancestral village of Vajpayee, to Etawah on Thursday to commemorate former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday. PTI Photo  (PTI12_24_2015_000235B)

Train to Vajpayee’s village flagged off 16 years after he laid foundation

The train was flagged off by Union Minister of State for railways Manoj Sinha and union MoS for human resources Ram Shankar Katheria this afternoon. 

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Rear View: When India did not shine

The BJP — and the Congress — were caught off-guard by Vajpayee’s defeat in 2004.

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Rear View: To the brink and back

Vajpayee tirelessly sought to improve relations with Pakistan, despite setbacks.

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How Atal Bihari Vajpayee won Naga hearts

Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.

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Express Economic History Series: Spring of 1999 — recalling the success story of Indian telecom

The recommendation came when many telecom players were bleeding from having paid steep licence fees in the four metros and a few other circles.

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Spymaster’s tale — four key takeaways, and their backstories

Several events from India’s recent history have been recalled in reports on the contents of former RAW chief A S Dulat’s forthcoming book, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years. The backstories to four of the more significant assertions that Dulat makes.

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Rear View: And she didn’t have 272

Sonia was unable to attract allies, cobble together the numbers to form government. Vajpayee’s stint as caretaker prime minister sealed the outcome of the next election.

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Dhaka diary

Mishti Doi (sweet curd), sandesh and other sweets were served at the lunch hosted by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid for Modi.

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Bangladesh confers Award of Liberation War Honour on Atal Bihari Vajpayee

President Abdul Hamid handed over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to PM Modi at a glittering ceremony at the President’s house, which was attended by Premier Sheikh Hasina and top officials.

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Bangladesh honour: Narendra Modi to receive award on behalf of Vajpayee

Bangladesh will hand over Vajpayee’s “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred ‘Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award’

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Bangladesh will hand over Vajpayee’s “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit .

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May 28, Forty Years Ago: Solution in Laos

Laos was signed by the US charge d’affaires, Christian Chapman, Laos’s economy minister, Soth Phetrasy, and three demonstrators.

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Vajpayee gets invite for Mathura event with Modi, not Advani

Advani has not been invited as he was not a Deendayal Upadhyay Janmabhoomi Smarak Samiti member.

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Rear View: Vajpayee makes a big bang

But the euphoria after Pokhran II lasted only a short while.